Aaaah beautiful downtown Montreal in the summer. What a city, known for its many enjoyments – including the Montreal International Fireworks Festival (a.k.a. L’International des Feux Loto-Québec).
This year, the festival runs from June 22 until August 3rd. The competition is held twice weekly (this year, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – check the Feux Loto-Quebec website for schedule) at Montreal’s La Ronde, situated on Ile Sainte-Hélène (at Jean-Drapeau Metro Station).
Australia, China, Spain, USA, Croatia (first time participant), Canada and Italy will be competing for the gold, silver or bronze trophies. Each show is a 30 minute dazzling display of illuminations. The pyrotechnicians are true artists, bringing new levels to these amazing spectacles. In fact, the Montreal Fireworks Festival has been deemed as the best and largest fireworks festival in the world. It is a must see for tourists and locals alike!
A world-class competition, the event is exclusively “pyromusical” – meaning that the fireworks are carefully choreographed to a soundtrack (the music is actually broadcast on Québec’s Rythme FM provincial radio station). Spectators can purchase tickets for reserved seats to the competition for up-close and personal view onsite at La Ronde. Hundreds of thousands, however, can watch the sensational sparklers from numerous spots around the city.
You can spend a fun day of summer at La Ronde, Eastern Canada’s largest amusement park prior to taking in a fireworks show. The Festivals’ Finale will be a tribute to the band U2 as well as the unveiling of the competition winners.
Our Own Summer Delights
The beautiful Le Crystal Hotel in downtown Montreal offers Summer Delights of our own: an enticing package of one night accommodation in a Superior, Deluxe or Executive suite, including continental breakfast, seasonal dinner table d’hôte (with our signature Sangria and half bottle of sparkling rosé) at our La Coupole Restaurant, plus valet parking. For a slightly longer stay, we also offer Summer Sweet Deal, with 50% off a third night, late check out, plus an exclusive coupon booklet of special offers valued at $500. Relax in our 12th floor Oasis of relaxation, spacious indoor pool, plus terrace with Jacuzzi. We are centrally located and within walking distance to the Central Train Station (Gare Centrale) as well as Lucien-L’Allier train and metro stations.
Celebrate the delights of summer with us!